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Dietary supplements are widely used by the American public; sales approach $40 billion. Evidence for their efficacy is mixed and sometimes quite meager; for some, adverse health effects have been reported. The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) evaluates and supports research, develops resources for investigators, and provides outreach and communication to consumers, healthcare providers, and others in the stakeholder community. These will be touched on during the course of a session that will use case studies and audience interaction to explore challenges in dietary supplement research as well as challenges in conveying information to the public.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 2090, 3100, 5420
- Describe how the mission and work of NIH's Office of Dietary Supplements can help dietitians.
- Summarize the myths and realities about the health effects of several of the most popular dietary supplements.
- Identify key resources for information about dietary supplements to assess the quality, safety and efficacy of dietary supplements.
- Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD
- Paul Coates, PhD
- Paul Thomas, EdD, RDN
Moderator and Program Planner
- Mary Beth Kavanagh, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Planned with the Academy's Committee for Lifelong Learning